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Eileen Elibol

For more than a half century, Ralph Wilson was a towering figure in the Western New York community as founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, through good seasons and bad. His legacy is now captured in a WNED-TV documentary.

University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo remains an attractive place for students from across the world to go to undergraduate and graduate school.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is announcing that more utility crews from New York State are packing up and heading to Puerto Rico, where the monumental task of restoring electrical service to the hurricane-ravaged island continues.


It has been a busy and productive year for filmmaking in Buffalo and Western New York. On this week's Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe talks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the year’s events and what’s heading to town in 2018.


Chris Caya WBFO News

The former Women and Children's Hospital is in new hands. Kaleida Health sold the property just a few days after successfully moving into the new Oishei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. And a pair of local developers are partnering to breath new life into the old hospital site and the Elmwood Village. 

Testimony at an Assembly hearing Monday grew heated as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic development chair defended some faltering job creation programs.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Parent facilitators have officially been reinstated, under a new title, within the Buffalo Public School District. They'll continue to earn stipends that earlier led the Internal Revenue Service to raise red flags toward the district.


Erie County Sheriff's Office

The Erie County Sheriff has released the name of the two men who jumped onto the field during Sunday's Buffalo Bills game, one in his birthday suit.

New roller coaster coming to Darien Lake

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Darien Lake

Thrill riders will have a new roller coaster to experience beginning this May at Darien Lake.

National Public Radio

As millions of Americans finalize their Thanksgiving travel plans, a new report is revealing what Sen. Chuck Schumer calls "deeply alarming" facts about the effectiveness of Transportation Security Administration screening at U.S. airports.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A plan to restore the Niagara River Gorge’s original plant habitat will be unveiled Monday night in Niagara Falls.

Few losses in the 45 seasons of Buffalo Bills football at New Era Field were more lopsided than Sunday's 47-10 drubbing administered by the New Orleans Saints. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the loss doesn't end the Bills hopes for the playoffs, but their inability to compete should serve as a stark reminder that the organization is a long way from fielding a true championship contender.


Lyft

Ride-hailing company Lyft is bringing its service to Canada.

High Achievement New York

New York State has had the longest and most comprehensive review and implementation of new academic standards, according to a new study from High Achievement New York.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Buffalo Public Schools are grappling with an attendance problem. Every student misses an average of 11 days of class last year and the district is trying to find out why and what can be done about it.

Carimina Woods Morris, DPC

The thousands of vacant lots on Buffalo's East Side are slowly starting to fill up, with large developments geared to the neighborhoods and the needs.

Karen DeWitt

New York’s Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, is marking the 100 year anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the state. But, as Hochul told WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt in an interview, women still have a ways to go to gain true equality.   


Buffalo Biulls

Mark Ingram scored a career-best three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints won their seventh straight game by plowing through a porous Buffalo Bills defense in a 47-10 rout on Sunday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Veterans Day to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Take a tour of the move from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to the new Oishei Children's Hospital in this photo gallery.

WBFO / WBFO

Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection with a recent fatal shooting on Allen Street.

Orchard Park Police / WBFO

Orchard Park Police have arrested a Hamburg man after reports were received about a car dragging a highway light pole.

The USS Little Rock LCS 9 Commissioning Committee announced the details of the arrival and commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS 9 Friday morning at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

Tops to offer same-day grocery delivery

Nov 10, 2017
Tops Friendly Markets

Add Tops to the list of supermarket chains that will now offer same-day delivery service.

WNY Children's Psychiatric Center

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his effort to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca took a hit Thursday in State Supreme Court.


Eileen Elibol, WNED|WBFO

The 25th anniversary celebration for Theater Talk at the WNED|WBFO studios was a huge success Monday as hundreds attended to enjoy various stars of local stages perform songs and skits to honor Anthony Chase and his long-time co-host Jim Santella.  Around town, THE CRUCIBLE at the Kavinoky moves beyond the same old (remember reading it in high school?) into powerful "adult" territory and VIOLET perfectly fits the MusicalFare space with a stunning cast.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Mercy Flight is updating its helicopter fleet with three new Bell choppers and benefiting from Washington approval to fly in bad weather under what are called instrument flight rules.

National Public Radio

Following the mass shooting in a Texas church Sunday, some public comments essentially made mental illness the scapegoat for the tragedy. However, a local expert says that is harmful in many ways.

Disability Rights New York

Dozens of New York state lawmakers have written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's top corrections official to urge them to end solitary confinement of prisoners.

A New York prison inmate will spend 10 more years behind bars for the attempted murder of another inmate inside the maximum security Attica Correctional Facility.

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